Has Microsoft Put TikTok Acquisition Talks On Hold?

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: August 3, 2020

true that the conversation was paused when Donald Trump opposed the deal
between Microsoft and ByteDance, but don’t think that the deal is dead. On the
contrary, both companies have been trying to find a way to make this deal work
and for that, they are only figuring out where the Trump administration stands
today. The deal might not work if Trump continues to take action to ban the
Chinese-based video-sharing app.

knows that Trump is adamant that the app be banned in the United States. In fact,
Bloomberg reports he is ready to sign the paper that will order the ban on
the Chinese-based app.

Microsoft was in talks with TikTok parent app ByteDance prior to the comments of
Donald Trump. Do you know that due to his remarks, TikTok agreed to add 10,000
jobs in the US? Obviously, we can’t be sure if that offer still stands because
Trump is rushing the entire process and wants the app banned as soon as

source reports that ByteDance has agreed to sell its American operations which
aim to stop the banning of TikTok. This way, Microsoft will have all the
power to protect US user data. This plan would have actually benefited the US as
another American company would have taken control of TikTok.

far, Trump’s administration has threatened to ban the app for a couple of
week.  Vanessa Pappas who is the General
Manager of TikTok in the US has shown immense confidence and has announced that
the company is not afraid and is here for the long run.

and ByteDance are related apps that have been scrutinized for quite some time
now as it is believed that these apps share private data of users to with
Chinese government. In addition, Mike Pompeo has also tried to convince the
public that TikTok is similar to Huawei and ZTE as they’re a threat to the US
national security.

month, as revenge, TikTok users and K-pop fans bought the tickets to President
Trump’s rally but they only did it so that no one shows up and the seats look
empty at the rally. The turnout was actually lower than expected.

users are indeed creative with an unrecognized talent. Many youngsters have joined the platform and come up with entertaining videos which go viral on social media in no time. Even the Amazon offers great products to these users such as the 8″
LED Selfie Ring Light
as it can hold their iPhone as well as android phones
properly. The platform has become a source
of income for many – only if they know how to utilize it well, of course.
Hence, here’s hoping that the deal between Microsoft and ByteDance falls through. 

Updated August 3, 2020
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